[rspec-users] Rake spec options

Ibrahim Awwal ibrahim.awwal at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 19:03:17 EDT 2010

On Jul 1, 11:06 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2010, at 11:41 AM, Ibrahim Awwal wrote:
> > On Jul 1, 9:25 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Jul 1, 2010, at 11:13 AM, Ibrahim Awwal wrote:
> >>> Hi guys,
> >>> Apologies if this is a dumb question. I'm new to rails and most of the
> >>> information online is about rails 2 and rspec 1.3, but my group is
> >>> using rails 3 and thus rspec 2. I'm trying to format the output of
> >>> rake spec, and I found online that I could use options like --format
> >>> html in a file called spec/spec.opts in the rails base directory.
> >>> However, from my attempts to populate this file and my cursory search
> >>> through the rspec2 source, I don't think it obeys this file anymore.
> >>> Furthermore, it seems like there is no more html format yet (makes
> >>> sense, if rspec2 is a complete rewrite). So my question is, is there
> >>> any way for me to a) specify options to be used when running rake spec
> >>> and b) format the output nicely, specifically in html format but any
> >>> alternative to the default is fine.
> >>> The goal is basically to have the test results emailed out to the web
> >>> development team each time someone pushes to git. I've got the rest of
> >>> the script working, I just want to make it prettier. Thanks!
> >> HTML and TextMate formatters have yet to be added, but their on the list:
> >>http://github.com/rspec/rspec-core/issues.
> >> Cheers,
> >> David
> > Thanks, that is helpful. Does the --no-color option work? I just
> > installed rspec on my work computer and it seems to work but I just
> > want to be sure, because it doesn't seem like it's there in the option
> > parsing code, but I don't know how optparse works in ruby. Right now I
> > have the output being fed into a perl script which strips the escape
> > codes out but if I can get rid of that step it would be nice.
> Check out what we do in rspec-core's own spec_helper:
> http://github.com/rspec/rspec-core/blob/master/spec/spec_helper.rb

Ah I see, thanks very much! I've been very surprised and amazed by the
help you've given me. Apologies for the double post, the first one
went into the moderation queue because I didn't see the thing about
registering on mailman as well but after I did that I posted again
because I assumed that the other one just wouldn't get approved.


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